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Wilton & Bain’s Legal Search practice helps a wide range of clients including major international law firms, financial institutions, established corporates and early stage businesses to solve their legal human capital problems. Using their innovative and proven methodology they have completed numerous hard-to-place searches across the Wilton & Bain global network.


Charlie Wale


Charlie is a partner at Wilton & Bain and leads our Global Legal Search Practice. He leverages a wide network developed across the legal market, to provide clients with strategic insights during the lateral hiring process.

He is committed to client delivery and has a track record for successfully completing a number of  senior legal search projects. His client base includes major international law firms, investment banks, financial services firms and a range of other businesses across Europe, Asia and the US.

Prior to joining Wilton & Bain in 2018, Charlie spent a combined, eight years, at two leading International Legal Search boutiques. He earned his Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Oxford Brookes University.

Phil Hitner


Phil joined Wilton & Bain in 2018 as a Client Principal and as part of the firm's global Legal practice build-out. With 8 years executive search experience in transactional legal areas and front office investment banking, Phil is focused on the origination & execution of senior search mandates and placement of lawyers into private practice and in-house roles across Corporate, Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity and US Law. Prior to Wilton & Bain, Phil spent four years at a leading Legal search boutique and began his executive search career placing investment bankers within IBD product & sector teams.

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